Dowsing rods have been around since the 15th century if not earlier. Like any other tool they are used for divination and answering questions. Dowsing rods are much like the pendulum (see pendulum) because the answers are in the form of Yes, NO, or “I don’t know”, depending on what you are asking.
For centuries, people did not know how dowsing rods or pendulums worked, they looked on these tools as satanic devices of the Devil. Yet they would use them to identify witches and burn them at the stake.
However, as we all know, the rods were used to condemn poor innocent women, which is why they later became almost obsolete, and brought back by desperate people looking for water. Water flows so it would be a natural conduit for picking up hidden energy sources.
How can you tell?
The hair on the back of your neck stands up when you walk into a room. A cool breeze touches your cheek and there is no open window. You see movement out of the corner of your eye but there is no one there. You take a picture and an unexplainable shadow shows up. Could there be spirits among you? Someone trying to contact you? Could it be your own spirit guide or angel? Perhaps it is someone you know who has passed on and is trying to communicate? At other times you may feel a sort of overwhelming presence, a feeling that someone, or someone you know is right there with you. A feeling that is so strong that you could swear it is true! That a ghost or someone you’ve known and loved is sitting in the same room with you.